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  • John F. A. Sawyer

    John F. A. Sawyer Professor,  Durham University

    John Sawyer taught Bible, Jewish Studies, and Hebrew at Glasgow, Newcastle and Lancaster Universities and now lives in the northeast of England, where he is honorary professor in the Theology and Religion Department at Durham University. His publications include Prophecy and the Biblical Prophets (Oxford University Press, 1993), The Fifth Gospel: Isaiah in the History of Christianity (Cambridge University Press, 1996), and Sacred Texts and Sacred Meanings (2011).  He is currently working on Isaiah through the Centuries for the Wiley-Blackwell Bible Commentary Series, of which he is coeditor.

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  • Linda S. Schearing

    Linda S. Schearing Professor,  Gonzaga University

    Linda S. Schearing is a professor in Gonzaga University’s Religious Studies Department. She has co-edited/authored three books, Enticed by Eden (Baylor University Press 2013), Eve & Adam: Jewish, Christian, and Muslim Readings on Genesis and Gender (Indiana University Press, 1999) and Those Elusive Deuteronomists: The Phenomenon of Pan-Deuteronomism (No. 268 in the Journal for the Study of the Old Testament Series, 1999.) Her research interests are Hebrew Scriptures, biblical interpretation, the Bible and popular cultures, and gender studies.

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  • Lawrence H. Schiffman

    Lawrence H. Schiffman Professor,  New York University

    Lawrence H. Schiffman is the Judge Abraham Lieberman Professor of Hebrew and Judaic Studies and director of the Global Institute for Advanced Research in Jewish Studies at New York University. He has written extensively on the Dead Sea Scrolls and Rabbinic Judaism. His most recent books are The Courtyards of the House of the Lord: Studies on the Temple Scroll (Brill, 2008) and Qumran and Jerusalem: Studies in the Dead Sea Scrolls and the History of Judaism (Eerdmans Publishing, 2010).

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  • Bernd U. Schipper

    Bernd U. Schipper Professor,  Humboldt University of Berlin

    Bernd U. Schipper holds the chair in Old Testament/Hebrew Bible at the Humboldt University of Berlin. He edited (with D. Andrew Teeter) the volume Wisdom and Torah: The Reception of Torah in the Wisdom Literature of the Second Temple Period (Brill, 2013).

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